Don’t Forget The Unemployed This Holiday Season!

Tory Johnson helps women and today in her uplifting email she stated ” nearly 25 percent of children in this country live in poverty. More than 14 million people are out of work more than 40 percent of whom have been unemployed for longer than 6 months.  There are nearly 9 million involuntary part-time workers who would prefer fulltime jobs.  And another million Americans aren’t counted in any of these stats because they’re too discouraged to continue their search. ”

What does this mean for you and me?  We can help those who are unemployed by sending them job notices when we come across them. Writing them references when they ask us, and sending money to food banks, because that is where many unemployed people are surviving these days.

60 Minutes last night had a segment on homelessness in America and how many are living in shelters and in cars and trucks because of this recession. Doing without is a way of life for many homes.  Not having things is not as important as having food for dinner.  The 60 minutes segment showed that many families miss meals because they don’t have enough food to go around.

Giving to food pantry’s is the way to give back to help our neighbors who may be without. If you can help, please give to  your local pantry.  The need is greater now than ever.  Helping our friends who are out of work in whatever way you can will come back to you ten-fold.  Don’t do it because you want something to come back, just do it because it is the right thing to do!

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